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Paris sunbathers face jail for topless act


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Police in the French capital have warned people they could be jailed for sunbathing topless and if suspected of soliciting sex in parks and on riverbanks, ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded in Andamans after cyclone


December 27th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 400 tourists from West Bengal are among the around 1,000 tourists stranded at Havelock Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after a cyclone hit ... Read more...

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Sun shines over Mumbai for World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A bright, sunny day greeted Mumbai Saturday as the whole nation held its breath for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. The met ... Read more...

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Increase in dry eye suffering may be caused by drop in temperature


March 4th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a temperature less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of ... Read more...

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Scientists melt glass not by heating it but cooling it!


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University have found a unique way of melting glass - they don't heat it but cool it to Absolute Zero temperature."The interesting story here ... Read more...

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How to get the most from your new telescope


January 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new telescope brings with it exciting opportunities to see the unseen sights of space, but what is the best way for beginner to get the most from ... Read more...

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Political, religious tensions mark ninth anniversary of 9/11


September 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.12 (ANI): Political and religious tensions, besides demonstrations marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror strikes that had led to the death of over 2,900 Americans in 2001.Though the ... Read more...

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England cricket team bat to the tunes of ACDC


August 1st, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger is surprised to learn that England's batsmen are preparing for the upcoming Ashes series by listening to the tunes of famous rock band ... Read more...

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Boffins successfully test plane that perches on wire like a bird


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Tomorrow's planes might be able to land gracefully onto a narrow perch just like birds, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demostrated.The researchers came ... Read more...

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How climate change caused war, upheaval in Ancient China


July 15th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Climate change, especially periods of cooling, led to wars, disasters and upheaval in ancient China, new research reveals.Zhibin Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues used ... Read more...

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Study shows crocs dive less in warmer waters


July 7th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): A study on the diving behaviour of freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) has shown that they dive less in warmer waters.A team led by Dr Hamish Campbell, from the ... Read more...

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America sizzles as heat wave hits East Coast


July 7th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 7 (IANS) America is sizzling with temperatures breaking records in at least four cities as the season's first heat wave swept across much of the East Coast reminding ... Read more...

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Diversity in corals affects their susceptibility to temperature change


May 5th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): The existing diversity in some coral populations could make them more susceptible to extreme temperature disturbances - such as those predicted from climate warming, according to an international ... Read more...

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Corals and algae in Indian Ocean may survive future global warming


February 17th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a diversity of corals harboring unusual species of symbiotic algae in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in the northeastern Indian ... Read more...

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World’s biggest snake lived in first “modern” rain forest 60 mln yrs ago


October 14th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the world's biggest snake lived in the earliest known "modern" rain forest some 60 million years ago.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Global warming could cool North America within a few decades


September 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that global warming could actually chill down North America within a few decades.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study, ... Read more...

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Ice age cooled human brains to grow bigger in size 2.5 million years ago


July 30th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that our ancestors' brains expanded from a mere 600 cubic centimetres to about a litre some 2.5 million years ago, because the ice ... Read more...

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Rain brings temperature down in Delhi by 3 degrees


July 21st, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21(ANI): After a brief lull in the monsoon season, heavy rains in several parts of the national capital on Tuesday, brought down the mercury, providing major relief from the ... Read more...

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Brain scanner for astronauts passes ‘vomit comet’ test


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): A gadget that could sneak a glimpse inside an astronaut's brain has passed the 'vomit comet' test, which means the device can be calibrated to measure blood flow ... Read more...

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Rains cool Bangalore after searing February


March 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) February was unusually hot in Bangalore and the weatherman had predicted no respite in March, but the rain gods have been kind, with light showers in the past ... Read more...

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Tropical lizards may be in serious threat from global warming


March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new research has indicated that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures ... Read more...

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Indian origin director creates a bit of Bollywood in Austria


February 9th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian origin Sandeep Kumar is being feted for bringing a bit of Bollywood into the lives of movie buffs in Austria. He is the producer, director and lead ... Read more...

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Temp rise in Arctic far greater than other places in Northern Hemisphere


January 17th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that temperature change in the Arctic is happening at a greater rate than other places in the Northern Hemisphere.As a ... Read more...

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Scientists develop energy efficient fridge network


January 14th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) A new smart network of green refrigerators, capable of making optimum use of renewable energy, can keep everything inside cool while regulating its power consumption from solar panels ... Read more...

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Winter fog throws New Delhi out of gear


December 21st, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): A thick fog engulfed the national capital today as temperatures fell across northern India. Weather officials say that the western disturbances over northwest India are responsible for ... Read more...

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Top ten science stories of 2008


December 16th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): An article carried out in the National Geographic News has outlined the top ten news stories in the field of science in the year 2008. The stories are: 10. ... Read more...

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Scientists demonstrate highly directional semiconductor lasers for the first time


July 28th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, highly directional semiconductor lasers with a much smaller beam divergence than conventional ones, which could pave ... Read more...

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More pre-monsoon showers in Himachal


June 13th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) More pre-monsoon showers Friday lashed various parts of Himachal Pradesh with Una town recording the highest rainfall in the state. Una recorded 56.8 mm rains followed by Dharamsala ... Read more...

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E-mail petitions dont spread like viral


May 17th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Analysing how two e-mail petitions travelled to peoples inboxes, experts have come to the conclusion that online messages do not spread like viral that is usually passed ... Read more...

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Astronomer of Indian origin suggests big bang may have come after contraction


April 16th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
London, April 16 (ANI): A new controversial analysis by an astronomer of Indian origin has suggested that the Big Bang might mot have come at the beginning of the Universe, but ... Read more...

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Rains continue in north, mercury dips to new low


April 6th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
(All India weather report)New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The unseasonal rain continued in many parts of northern plains, at places bringing an extended period of chill and cold and at others joyful ... Read more...

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‘Rain making’ bacteria present in atmosphere, snow


February 29th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Bacteria, long associated with infection and illness in popular imagination, might also precipitate rain, besides affecting climate, agricultural output and even global warming. Brent Christner of Louisiana State ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of rain-making bacteria


February 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists have found the evidence of rain-making bacteria that are widely distributed in the atmosphere, which could factor heavily into the precipitation cycle, affecting climate, agricultural productivity and ... Read more...

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Tomorrow’s phones may be powered by body heat


February 25th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg, Feb 25 (DPA) Making calls from a cell phone without a battery, using just the warmth of your hand? Perhaps that's no more than a pipe dream right now. But new ... Read more...

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